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Very violent movie ultimately just falls apart.
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Adult Written byOliver Box December 17, 2019

Realistic Espionage with snappy dialog

This is a great movie, but it's not a "family movie" nor for the casual viewer. David Mamet writes and directs this film. It's intense. It's about a Delta Force operator tasked with recovering the President's daughter who has been kidnapped. It's done in a realistic tone, and snappy dialog that is characteristic of Mamet's writing. It's not James Bond; it's what an American, real-world James Bond would be. Kilmer makes Jack Bauer look like a Cub Scout. So, it's a film for adults or mature teenagers that takes espionage, political drama, and military covert action very seriously. It's a lot like "Ronin" with Robert DeNiro.

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